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Jan 24, 2013 12:00pm EST
? without objection. the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: mr. brown: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from ohio. mr. brown: thank you, madam president. i ask unanimous consent to dispense with the quorum call. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. brown: thank you, madam president. i rise today to celebrate the career and the calling of a remarkable ohio expan a close friend, reverend dr. lynnwood h. channel berlin. our pasty, woody, and his wife peggy are important to connie and me and to our whole community in lorain. the evangelical lutheran church of america, of which i'm a member, embraces the motto, "god's work, our hands." it means moral imperatives must be the concern of every citizen. in his 31 years of service to the first lutheran church of lorain, ohio, pastor woody has labored for love and for justice. he's been doing god's work, as his wife peggy, supporting those who suffer, celebrating our community's joys, and being concerned with every citizen. pastor woody's been a counselor and a friend to many. his words, his attentiveness, his patient
Jan 25, 2013 9:00am EST
men, particularly young black and brown men in urban communities who are not reading at the great proficiency, and the numbers, the percentages are as high as 75-80% of young black and brown boys at third grade are not reading at the grade level proficiency. and once they are behind a just never catch up. so the importance of early childhood and early third grade reading is trickle. the second is the issue of -- is critical. chronic absences in early grades as was repeated school suspensions are a yellow flag is not a red flag for young people saying i'm disconnected, i'm not engaged, i need support, i need help. and survey there's a tremendous amount of predictive data that once kids begin a pattern and a rhythm of missing lots of school, getting suspended from school they never catch up and they drop out. then florida as a mentioned earlier, then people in the juvenile justice system, we've got to figure we could turn our juvenile justice system. the department of justice has done a good job at making sure these are not thugs in training but in people love gone off the right pat
Jan 22, 2013 12:00pm EST
for the elections since chairman brown's election in february 1989 with minor modifications to allow for the unique circumstances faced at the meeting. i'll turn to secretary herman for an expolice station of the rule -- explanation of the rules of procedure. >> good morning. thank you very, very much, jim. jim has outlined the process of how we will begin. i will start with reminding this body of the specific provisions that are contained in our charter and bylaws that guide the election of offices for the party. after that, my co-chair will come back to the podium and then review with this body what we are specifically recommending to govern these elections today. first, i shall remind this body that the rules of procedures contain the following key provisions. first, that candidates for any dnc office position had to file a nomination statement with the dnc secretary by 8 p.m. sunday, january the 20th, 2012, and that included -- sorry, 2013. that really would have been a problem. >> yeah. [laughter] >> that included signatures of at least 20dnc members. each candidate for chair is entitled to a
Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm EST
senator scott brown, was an early advocate for the formation of the consumer financial protection bureau and is the first woman to represent massachusetts in the senate. over in the house, joseph kennedy will represent the state's 4th district. he's the grandson of former u.s. attorney general and presidential nominee robert f. kennedy. ♪ ♪ >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this suffering. >> the white house is a bully pulpit, and you ought to take advantage of it. >> obesity in this country is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> i think i just had little antennas that went up and told me when somebody had their own agenda. >> so much influence in that office, it'd be just a shame to waste it. >> i think they serve as a window on the past to what was going on with american women. >> she becomes the chief's confidant. she's really, in a way, the only one in the world he can trust. >> many of the women who were first ladies, they were writers. a lot of them were writers, journalists, they wrote books. >> t
Jan 23, 2013 12:00pm EST
with a tennessee governor. in the 1950's, she had performed with tennessee governor gordon browning at a memphis theater. this was when she was the rage, and the governor wanted to singh with her. she said -- i asked how it went. she said to tell you the truth, the governor wasn't a very good singer. i don't know what she said to others about my piano plairg playing but that was probably about as harsh a verdict as patty page ever rendered of any other person. according to "the new york times" obituary, patty page once said i don't think i've stepped on anyone along the way. if i have, i didn't mean to. well, patty page is gone now, but her music is not. and whenever we tennesseans hear our state song, "the tennessee waltz," played or whenever we sing it, we'll remember the voice of patty page. mr. president, i ask consent to include in the record following my remarks the obituary about patty page from "the new york times" and i yield the floor. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from delaware is recognized. mr. coon
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